Keep Up With Events, Classes, Discounts

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP Illinois beckons members throughout the state to discover the fun side of AARP. The AARP state office has become increasingly active in local communities by sponsoring social events, educational opportunities and discount admission to attractions that appeal to members and their families. AARP staff and volunteers are passionate about helping members live their best lives. “If you don’t think food drives, fishing days, movie nights, Facebook contests, computer classes, museum discounts and fun when you think AARP Illinois—think again,” …

Want To Learn More About Technology? AARP Now Offering Free Classes!

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Events Hello there blog readers! It’s been a busy year for AARP Illinois as we’ve jumped into the “tech space”. For a long time our members have told us that they want to stay connected, they want to stay current in the job market, and they want to keep learning about technology.  Ask and you shall receive!   AARP-Microsoft Classes First for those of you who are interested in learning more about Windows we’ve partnered with the Microsoft stores in Oak …

Get Tech-Savvy at Free Classes

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP Illinois has teamed up with Microsoft Corp. to offer free computer classes for AARP members. Held at the Microsoft store in Oak Brook, the two-hour classes provide a basic introduction to various programs. Topics include Windows 8.1, PC and online safety, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and photography. Microsoft supplies classroom computers, but participants are welcome to bring in their laptops. “This is a great opportunity for members to update their computer skills—whether to brush up a résumé, put their household …

AARP Ragnar Runs on Real Possibilities

Posted on 06/9/2014 by | AARP Experience Corps | Comments

Events It’s 4am on Friday, June 6th. I’m in a hotel room in Madison, Wisconsin, preparing to hit the road for 196.1 miles of running back to Chicago. I will split that distance with 30 or so of my best AARP friends. This is part of race series called “Ragnar Relays“. By my count, we have people from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, South Dakota, Texas, The District of Columbia, West Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, Arizona, Kansas, and who knows where else. We’ve …

Get Your Free Tickets to the Second Wind Tour in Chicago!

Posted on 04/28/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Events     We have FREE  tickets available for the Second Wind Tour coming to Chicago on Tuesday, May 6th. The tour, inspired by Dr. Bill Thomas’ new book, will offer a unique theater experience blending the spoken word, innovative set design, film, and music to start a conversation about “life after adulthood.” The Second Wind Tour is visiting 25 cities this spring to offer audiences powerful insights into slower, deeper, more connected ways of living and working. Each half-day performance will feature two acts. Act 1, Reflect, will …

Are You A Woman Looking For A Job? Don’t Miss This Event!

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Events Hey there everyone! Heads up on a really great event coming up next week in Skokie! Details below…and full release here  Career, employment, and image communication experts will convene at the DoubleTree Hotel in Skokie at 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 30 for Getting Older, Getting Hired, an event designed to assist women “age 50-strong” gain employment in an evolving marketplace. Presented by JVS Chicago in partnership with Dress for Success Worldwide, The Image Studios and  AARP Illinois, the event …